On This Day

Events in Music on June 4

  • 1947 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • 1963 1st broadcast of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio
  • 1964 Beatles 1st (and only) "World Tour" begins with two ten-song shows at 4,400 seat KB Halle in Copenhagen, Denmark; Jimmy Nicol replaces Ringo (recovering from tonsillitis) for the first five dates
  • 1966 Single "Batman & His Grandmother" by Dickie Goodman hits #70
  • 1969 Beatles release "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" and "Old Brown Shoe" in the US
  • 1978 "Working" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • 1984 18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers win

Music releaseAlbum Release

1984 Columbia Records releases "Born in the USA", the 7th studio album by Bruce Springsteen; His biggest commercial success topped the charts in 11 countries and sold over 30 million copies, worldwide

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
  • 1988 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 262 performances
  • 1988 42nd Tony Awards: "M Butterfly" and "Phantom of the Opera" win
  • 1990 24th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton & Patty Loveless win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden theater, NYC, after 347 performances

Comedian Jackie Mason
Jackie Mason

Music releaseAlbum Release

2002 Canadian singer Avril Lavigne releases debut album, "Let Go"

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne

Music concertMusic Concert

2017 Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry

Singer Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber

Film release premierFilm Premier

2018 "Ocean's 8" film premieres, directed by Gary Ross starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna